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Mat Chevitz
Green tint with fluo lighting
on Mar 24, 2014 at 1:35:00 pm

Hi everybody,

I bought this 6 tubes :

http://www.broadcastbrokers.fr/store/accessoires/video-studio-light-equipme...

Skin reacts very bad whith it, it gives me an awful green tint.

Can I find some good tubes and put them on my panel ?
Or should I forget this panel and buy a proper Kinoflo ?

Thanks


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Paul Thomson
Re: Green tint with fluo lighting
on Mar 25, 2014 at 9:49:11 am

Hi Mat,

You could save yourself some cash and try using a sheet of minus green gel.

I've used it in interviews when we've had fluorescent light spill to good effect.

Cheers,

Paul

Steadicam, lights & camera
http://www.interactive-fiction.net


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Rick Wise
Re: Green tint with fluo lighting
on Mar 25, 2014 at 5:14:30 pm
Last Edited By Rick Wise on Mar 25, 2014 at 5:18:12 pm

Paul is correct: cover the light with sheets of minus green. I'd start with 1/4. If still getting green, add another layer to make 1/2 minus green (magenta.) Rosco and Lee both make minus green in various densities. Shop around. Adorama is probably a better source since B&H makes you buy 6 sheets at a time, I believe.

Obviously these units are DAYLIGHT balanced. If you combine them with tungsten lights, you will either need to add 1/2 to 3/4 CTO to the fluorescents as well, or else add 1/2 CTB to the tungsten units.

Rick Wise
Cinematographer
MFA/BFA Lighting and Camera Instructor Academy of Art University
San Francisco Bay Area
http://www.RickWiseDP.com


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